Category archives for Philosophy

Rick Santorum: Live Longer with God

Why has our life expectancy increased so much since the American Revolution? According to Presidential candidate Rick Santorum: “Because God says they have rights.” What about the role of sanitation, nutrition, education, medicine?

How Rachel Maddow’s Brain OutBlogged Me

What constitutes consciousness? How do you define a person? These are deep philosophical questions that I cannot answer, but MSNBC political commentator Rachel Maddow took them on – prompted, surprisingly, by one of my recent blogs “Growing a Brain in a Dish.”